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Best trails in Alpine

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Looking for a great trail near Alpine, New Jersey? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Bear Mountain State Park or Wawayanda State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Palisades Interstate Park or Maple Grange Community Park. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Alpine ranging from 2.1 to 10.3 miles and from 3 to 538 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Alpine
Top trails (9)
#1 - White Shore and Long Path Loop Trail
Palisades Interstate Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Rugged hike with outstanding views, waterfalls, ruins. Moderate to difficult. The first part going north from the visitor center / cafe (fully stocked) heads down the cliff with moderate exertion and you get to a beautiful waterfall emptying into the Hudson. At this point, if you want an easier hike, turn around and go back up. If you continue the loop and head south along the Hudson, it gets harder.Show more
#2 - Long Path and Shore Loop
Palisades Interstate Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
#3 - Long Loop via Peanut Leap Cascade, Giant Stairs and Closter Dock
Palisades Interstate Park
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
Note: this trail is recommended for people who love lots of stairs and rock scrambling and is not for beginners. It is rated moderate but can definitely be hard if you are not used to scrambling. Park in the lot by the State Line Cafe (aka the Lookout Inn), off the Palisades Parkway, Alpine, NJ. The Long Path trail head (green rectangular blazes) is just north of the Cafe. Going clockwise, follow this for about 1.1 miles until you hit the Shore trail marked by white rectangular blazes. Descending past Peanut Leap Cascade, you'll then head South and at the hike's 1.9 mile point, you'll start the Giant Stairs rock scramble which lasts for just over a mile. (It's challenging.) After that, it's smooth sailing as you keep the Hudson to your left, still on the Shore trail, all the way down to Closter Dock, Alpine Landing, which is the 6.1 mile mark. Then, retracing your steps a little way, at the 6.4 mile point, you'll join the Closter Dock trail (switchbacking Westwards) which will reconnect you to the Long Path trail, going North again. Then, it's about 3.4 miles back to the Cafe.Show more
#4 - Shore Trail and Long Trail Loop from Alpine Picnic Area
Palisades Interstate Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
#5 - Long Path and Shore Trail: Out and Back
Palisades Interstate Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
#6 - Palisades Long Path Loop
Palisades Interstate Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#7 - Huyler's Landing Trail
Palisades Interstate Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#8 - Huyler's Landing and Closter Dock Trail Loop from Alpine Headquarters
Palisades Interstate Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
#9 - Ravine Trail and Yellow Dot Trail Loop
Alpine, New Jersey
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m